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Review: Corsair MP600 Pro SSD (2TB)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 9 February 2021, 14:01

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...peak numbers are boosted by up to 30 per cent over Corsair's incumbent solutions.

Having already entered the PCIe 4.0 storage fray with the MP600 range of drives, Corsair ups performance by releasing a trio of MP600 Pro.

Now equipped with the faster eight-channel Phison E18 controller and Micron 3D TLC Nand, peak numbers are boosted by up to 30 per cent over Corsair's incumbent performance solutions.

That wholesome uplift is not enough to unseat rival WD's SN850 from the top of the charts. Priced at similar levels, albeit without a heatsink, WD remains champion of the PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 crowd.

There's no getting around the high cost, which at £390 for the 2TB model is getting on to being twice that of slower mainstream drives. But let's be real; you don't look at this kind of SSD if mainstream positioning and value are the most important characteristics.

Though not the champion performer, we see enough merit in the Corsair MP600 Pro line for it to be in the mix when speccing up that ultimate PC upgrade, especially if on a deal.

The Good
The Bad
Consistently fast performance
Class-leading write perf
Good numbers when in degraded state
Five-year warranty
Basic software support
Endurance not great

Corsair MP600 Pro SSD (2TB)




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Because of the way drives do different sort of provisioning I wonder how the 1TB version would look against the Black. Although the 30 quid price difference for what equates to a benchmark-only noticeable difference makes the point kinda moot.

Still not a fan of the 4.0 premium tho
Still not a fan of the 4.0 premium tho

nor the heat penalty!
In theory the E18 controller should perform better when paired with the newer (and faster) 176 layer Micron NAND, something which we've seen some previews of already. This first generation of E18 drives paired with 96 layer Micron NAND looks to be a fairly short-lived stopgap.
Of course, all of this seems to be overkill when dealing with consumer PCs doing consumer things.